First ever performance by Aberdeen Bach Choir of George Frideric Handel’s Israel in Egypt.
This oratorio draws directly on passages from the Old Testament. The 1739 premiere was not well received, and Handel immediately set about to revise the work. It is now a favourite worldwide, not least because of the intense and almost operatic drama Handel brings to the music, both for the double chorus and for the SATB soloists.
Next rehearsal Tuesday 20 November
St Machar's Cathedral
There will be a recital by Mairi McKeown (piano), 2017-18 Ellie Pirie Scholar, starting at 7:30. Please arrive promptly.
Peter recommends the recording by The Sixteen, Coro COT16011, available as a CD or download. You can buy a rehearsal CD or a download/stream of your part from Choraline. Cyberbass have streamed parts online at no cost (downloadable for a fee).